President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s top ally and adviser, Kudakwashe Tagwireyi’s company, Sakunda Holdings has been implicated in a scandal involving US$1.03 billion under the Command Agriculture programme from 2017 to date.
This came to light during the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing which revealed that in 2017, Sakunda was given US$378,73 million in 2017 and US$235,95 million last year by the Finance Ministry under the Command Agriculture scheme.
Sakunda also received US$51,2 million in 2018 under the Presidential scheme, another similar agricultural scheme introduced to work in tandem with Command Agriculture.
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Tagwireyi’s company further received US$360 million in January towards Command Agriculture.
The revelation comes when Zimbabwe’s agriculture sector is in the intensive care unit, failing to produce commodities to satisfy local demand.
Command Agriculture was designed to boost the sector which is regarded as the backbone of the economy.
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